We have been created just for families.
Famlio will provide information and support to help parents and carers meet the challenges of family life.
Our online portal will provide content that understands the diversity of contemporary families, and actual, real, modern family life.
Launching in September 2019, we are looking for submissions that give an honest view of family life.
We are initially looking for non-fiction articles from a range of voices and family structures. Word count 500 to 700 words.
Our aim is to build a caring community based on kindness and acceptance, so for launch we are looking for mostly light-hearted and shareable content that is relatable, while highlighting or addressing challenges of family life.
Down the track more longer-form, serious content will help reinforce our mission to change the narrative around the traditional family into the reality of what a modern family looks like.
We believe our main job as parents is to grow good humans. Humans who love before they judge, who care for others, and themselves. Humans who have respect for each other. And for the planet.
- We accept that all families are unique
- We celebrate diversity
- We do not judge
- We are kind
- We do not try to divide, or cancel
- We don’t use stereotypes
- We celebrate gender on a spectrum beyond binary
- We are inclusive, and believe in the representation of all
We strive to create inclusive content that understands (or tries to) what you are going through as a parent, and as a person.
- Content is to be inclusive.
- Advice is to be checked and double checked, and backed by experts and experience.
- Content must always try to take into account a diversity of lived experience – gender, colour, ability, LGBTIQ, socio-economic (to name but a few).
- We must check our privilege before we assume a statement or premise. How does our content apply to people other than us, as the author?
- While we acknowledge that people can choose take a role (eg Mum=female, Dad=male) we do not assume, or encourage stereotypes or content that plays to these gender normative stereotypes.
- We also do not try to pit Mum vs Dad. While we acknowledge that current societal norms place the most pressure on the role of Mother, we are not going to encourage rivalry that only reinforces inequality and stereotypes, and does not move the narrative forward.
- Content will not present standards of ‘perfection’ for parenthood that is simply unattainable. There is no such thing as a supermum or wonderdad.
- What works for me may not work for others.
- We do not shame – victim shame, mum shame, dad shame, kid shame, fat shame, thin shame, body shame, parent shame.
CONTENT TONE & VOICE(S)
We don’t have a single ‘voice’ – to speak for the diverse array of parents we will use a diverse group of writers and contributors.
We do however, have a tone. While we speak with many voices, we communicate with a shared vision to help each other and to clearly represent the vision and purpose of the Famlio brand.
- Understanding that what works for me may not work for others and presenting balanced advice or observations that acknowledges this.
- Understanding when our POV comes from a place of privilege.
- We respect beliefs, but we do not prosthelytize, preach or undermine other’s lifestyle and life choices.
- We are adults, and we take responsibility for our attitudes and assumptions. We help others do the same in a calm, and kind manner.
- We remember that it takes a tribe to raise a family. We are mindful that our content is part of the support system for the ‘tribe’.
- Our writing is clear and easy to read.
- We take into account that not all our readers are ‘woke’ or possibly as ‘educated’ as we are. We do not judge, but inform with compassion.
- We are fun and playful – we love a good laugh. We laugh at ourselves, but not at others expense – ever.
- We do not attack others – personally or as a group.
- We can call-out injustice or stupidity, but with clear, concise and positive arguments for our POV.
We are launching in September, and as such this website is in ‘coming soon’ mode. These pages have been made public in order to gather submissions and contributors for launch and future content. As such, navigation is non-existent.
All contributions are paid, with full author credit. We are open to a conversation about reuse, depending on the platform. Payment range is (AUD) $250 to $500 depending on word count and article type.
If you have any comments or questions, please use the form (button below) and we will do our best to answer you as promptly as we can. Thank you.